TASK TEAM ESTABLISHED TO TURN AROUND THE COLLAPSE IN SOLID WASTE COLLECTION
After nearly a three-week executive leadership vacuum, solid waste collection in the city has come to a complete standstill.
As a result, waste has been piling up across the city. Our streets are adorned with filth and residents have found themselves living in inhumane conditions.
This is unacceptable.
To resolve this with the urgency that it deserves, I have established a solid waste task team that has a two-fold mandate:
The first is to get waste collection back on track with immediate effect. I will be given daily progress reports by the task team to assess where the bottlenecks are and how they are being cleared.
The second is to investigate what has gone wrong in the department and has led to this collapse.
The Head of Department (HOD) for Environmental Resources and Waste Management, Faith Wotshela has been placed on administrative leave while the task team does its work to investigate this department.
I committed to residents that we will get the basics right and provide tangible outcomes.
Issued by the Office of the Executive Mayor of the City of Ekurhuleni, Ald Tania Campbell